Stay tuned for more updates about our 2022 Gathering which will offer a combination of in-person and virtual content.  Make sure you’re signed up for our email list for the most current udpates.

We did it!! Thanks to all who contributed to help us exceed our goal of $15,000!

News and Updates

Job Posting for Future Conference Director

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is seeking our future Conference Director! Do you have what it takes to be the next FARM Conference Director? We want to get to know you! FARM is seeking a new Conference DIrector for our in-person event in October of 2023 and...

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A Great Big Thank You!

A Great Big Thank You!

Warning!! Extreme levels of gratitude within (and a lot of words) This is a personal message from me, Conference Director, Annie Capps, and therefore has more “I”s and "me"s than I’m usually comfortable with but I wanted to be clear these words are coming from me and...

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The Gathering 2021 App Launched

The Gathering 2021 App Launched

Hopefully, by now you've seen the news that our conference event is live on the Whova app and if you're registered you can log in, start engaging, update your profile and watch the agenda bloom before your eyes! This app is going to be the best way to stay up to date...

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Showcases Every Night

FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Midwest Radio Presents, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Keynote Address

Our Keynote Address this year will be delivered by the incomparable, Reverend Robert Jones, Sr. Robert is an inspirational singer, songwriter, storyteller and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist.

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.


From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

FARM Mission Statement

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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